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bonjela - Lloyds Pharmacy
bonjela choline salicylate, cetalkonium chloride
INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you. This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to use Bonjela carefully to get the best results from it. Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again. Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice. You must contact adoctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve after 7 days. If any side effect gets serious, or if you notice any side effect not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist. In this leaflet: 1. What Bonjela is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Bonjela
3. How to use Bonjela
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Bonjela
6. Further information
1. WHAT BONJElA IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR Bonjela is used to
I relieve the pain and discomfort of common
mouth ulcers and cold sores.
I aid healing of sore spots and ulcers due to
dentures and braces.
Bon/'ela is aclear, almost colourless gel, which is
app ied to the inside of the mouth or gums. It
contains choline salicylate (a pain killer and
anti-inflammatory) which soothes sore areas in the
mouth and an antiseptic called cetalkonium
chloride, which kills bacteria and helps prevent
infection.
Bonjela is intended for adults and children
over the age of 16.
2. BEFORE YOU USE BONJELA
As with all medicines, Bonjela may not be suitable
for everybody.
Do not
I give to children or adolescents under 16 years
of age. This is because there is a possible link
between salicylates and Reye's syndrome when
given to children. Reye's syndrome is a very rare
disease which affects the brain and liver and can
be fatal.
I use if you are suffering from astomach ulcer
I use if you are allergic to salicylates or to any of
the other ingredients in this product
(see Section 6).
Taking other medicines
Salicylates may increase the effect of blood
thinning medicines (anticoagulants) and can
decrease the effect of medicines to treat gout
(uricosurics) such as probenic acid,
benzbromarone.
Speak to your pharmacist or doctor before taking
this product with other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant, planning to
become pregnant, or
breast-feeding, speak to your
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doctor or your pharmacist.
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Important information about some of the
ingredients in Bonjela
Bonjela contains asmall amount of ethanol
(alcohol), less than 1OOmg per dose.
3. HOW TO USE BONJELA
for adults and children over the age of 16
years only.
- Mouth ulcers and sores
Massage approximately one centimetre (half an
inch) of Bonjela onto the sore area. This can be
repeated after 3hours.
- Denture sores
Massage approximately one centimetre of Bonjela
onto the sore area, and leave at least 30 minutes
before reinserting the dentures. Do not apply
Bonjela directly onto the dentures.
Do not exceed the stated dose as salicylate
toxicity may occur as aresult.
If your symptoms do not go away after 7days of
treatment, you should see your doctor or dentist.
In the case of amissed dose, simply apply a
new dose and follow the instructions described
above. In the event of an overdose, seek
medical advice.
If you have any further questions on the use of this
product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Bonjela can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Allergic reactions to salicylates such as an asthma attack may occur. If this gets serious, or if you notice any other side effects, please tell your doctor or pharmacist. 5. HOW TO STORE BONJELA
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use Bonjela after the expiry date which is
stated on the carton and on the tube. The expiry
date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not store above 30°(,
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer
required. These measures will help to protect the
environment.
6. fURTHER INfORMATION
What Bonjela contains
The active ingredients (which make the medicine
work) are choline salicylate 8.714% w/w,
cetalkonium chloride 0.01 %w/w.The other
ingredients are ethanol, glycerol, menthol,
hypromellose 4500, aniseed oil, sodium saccharin
and water.
What Bonjela looks like and contents of the
pack
Each tube contains 15g of clear, aniseed flavoured
oral gel.
Marketing Authorisation
holder/Manufacturer:
Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare (UK) Limited, Hull
HU87DS
Licence number: PL 00063/0121
Date of last revision March 2009
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